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- Subject: [pct-l] GPS
- From: "Brooks Hull" <bhull@CA-F1.umd.umich.edu>
- Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 09:17:56 EST5EDT
- Organization: University of Michigan - Dearborn
I am beginning to plan a two month hike along the California part
of the PCT next July and August. I am guessing that a global
positioning satellite receiver would not be useful given that the
trail is well marked.
I often hike early in the season when trails are covered with snow.
I think a GPS receiver would be handy in this case.
I used a GPS this summer on a one week trip north of Yosemite. The
unit did a good job of detecting our location even in broken forest.
On the other hand, most maps do not have grid lines marked on the
map or use a grid system based on townships rather than those used
by the GPS. Translating GPS coordinates to the map was awkward.
I am hopeful that GPS will become useful as the units get lighter
and maps get adapted for GPS.
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